Victoria Day Weekend Back Country Hike

May 18-20, 2019, Bruce Trail from Burlington, through Mt Nemo, Crawford Lake, Kelso, and Niagara Escarpment to Speyside Nature Reserve

Join us for three days, two nights of hiking on the Bruce Trail. We will bag 67 kms of trail. Test your gear and get in shape for extended trips later in the season. There will be hiking on Bruce Trail Maps 9 to 12, as we immerse ourselves in the outdoors.

The trip needs a minimum of 2 participants that have a car for the car shuttle. Max 8 participants.

It would be ideal to have RSVPs by Tuesday May 7 should we need to cancel.


Day 1: Meet at 9 a.m. at Speyside Nature Reserve: 7838 15 Side Rd, Acton, ON L7J 2M1. Hike Approx 18 KMs starting from Burlington.
Begin to hike at 10 a.m. to Wilderness Site at Mt Nemo Scout Camp: 4284 Side Rd 2, Burlington, ON L7R 3X4. Pace will be mild as we gear up for day 2.

Day 2: Approx 26.5 KMs
Overnight Location: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Pace: Early start, fast pace, minimal breaks. Soak in the sunset.

Day 3: Approx 22.5 km
Finish: Speyside Nature Reserve
Pace: Early start, medium pace, minimal breaks. Will be sore! Car shuttle back.

Required Gear: Camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, stove). Hiking gear (clothing, good shoes, headlamps), food and water for the weekend. A fulsome recommended checklist for hiking and camping gear can be found here::

Costs will be dependent on the number of participants and will range between $40 to $50. Hikers are responsible for all gas, parking and park entrances which can be up to $7. A $10 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit will be required upon registration. Prices are subject to change due to unforeseen events or costs, and participants are responsible for any overflow costs.

Notes: Alcohol is prohibited in the campsites. All cooking is done with backpacking stoves though campfires might be possible. Whatever you pack in you must pack out. Participants will be contacted to arrange non-mandatory car pooling, sharing of tents, stoves and food.
Bring cash for possible entrance fees and an emergency Uber .

Trip Leader: For more information or to sign up, please contact Victoria Farmer at

Trip classification – B/C

Waiver – All participants are required to read, understand and sign a colour copy of the standard club waiver

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